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New Orleans, United States
New Orleans Cooking Class

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Get the full Louisiana dining experience during a fun and educational New Orleans cooking demonstration class. Take a seat amongst other foodies in a converted 19th century molasses warehouse and get ready to learn and eat! Meet a lively local chef and learn the fundamentals of preparing classic Creole dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and pralines. Then dig into delicious samples complemented by local beer or a sweet ice tea.
  • Cooking demonstration class in New Orleans
  • Get to know the basics of Louisiana cooking at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Learn how to make New Orleans specialties such as gumbo, jambalaya and pralines from expert chefs
  • Enjoy generous samplings of the dishes accompanied by complimentary beer, iced tea, and coffee
  • Take the recipes home with you!
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Corn and Crab Bisque
Shrimp or Chicken Creole
Crawfish Etoufee
Bread Pudding
Bananas Foster
Pecan Pie
New Orleans cooking demonstration class
Generous sampling of all items
Coffee, iced tea and beer
$5 fee payable on site for special requests due to dietary restrictions

Departure Point

524 St Louis St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Give your trip to New Orleans a culinary edge with a lively cooking demonstration class featuring some delectable Creole classics! Head to the New Orleans School of Cooking and get to know an expert local chef. Hear the history of Louisiana’s soulful cuisine, including the melting pot of cultural influence that distinguishes Cajun and Creole dishes. 

Watch as your guest chef prepares famous dishes such as gumbo, jambalaya, and crawfish etouffée, learn traditional techniques—such as the importance of a good roux—and the variety of unique spices that give classic Louisiana fare its distinctive flavor. Enjoy local anecdotes, storytelling, and interesting facts from your chef—and if you want to know the (slight) difference between Cajun and Creole food, just ask!

After each live cooking demonstration, indulge in hearty samples paired with tasty local beer, iced tea or coffee. Leave with a better understanding of food and some recipes to take home and perfect on your own!

Menu items may include any of the following: gumbo, jambalaya, corn and crab bisque, shrimp or chicken creole, shrimp and artichoke soup, crawfish etoufee, bread pudding, bananas foster, pralines, and pecan pie.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This is a demonstration class only; there is no hands-on training
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers
  • OPERATED BY New Orleans School of Cooking

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during New Orleans Cooking Class?
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during New Orleans Cooking Class?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the maximum group size during New Orleans Cooking Class?
This activity will have a maximum of 34 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Warning : don't eat lunch before the 2::00 pm class." See review
  • "If you get a chance to take a class here, do not pass up the opportunity." See review
  • "Great experience ,, well worth giving it a try,, you get to eat local foods in a restaurant atmosphere." See review


1,186 Reviews

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Delicious History
, Aug 2021
This was one of our most favorite things that we did in New Orleans. The history was a blast, the food was delicious, and the community feel was icing on the cake.
A NOLA must do
, Aug 2021
If you find yourself visiting new Orleans, whether it be for a day, a weekend, or a full week, you MUST plan your trip around this incredible experience cooking experience at the New Orleans school of cooking. Anne was fantastic!
Very fun and delicious experience!
, Aug 2021
We loved this! Cindy, the chef, did a fabulous job and the food was amazing! Cannot wait to come back! My son said it was the beat gumbo and jambalaya he had ever eaten! Highly recommend!
Awesome experience
, Aug 2021
We loved the way she explained the history of New Orleans. An how she made the dishes cooked look so easy.
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Had a great time!
, Aug 2021
Fantastic tour, Chef was awesome and food was fabulous - will take this tour every time - two thumbs up!!
, Jul 2021
Chef Cindy was I N C R E D I B L E. Our table of six left stuffed and we learned so much about Cajun/Creole cooking. I am a definite review person and you MUST do this cooking demonstration. It was was so interactive and awesome.
, Jul 2021
Harriet was wonderful. Her love of food and teaching is evident. She is a great ambassador for New Orleans School of Cooking.
New to Nawlins Cooking
, Jul 2021
Pat was the best teacher! David was also a joy. The cooking class gave us a new way to cook foods. We will definitely try those recipes once we get back home.
, Jul 2021
This was so much fun! Took my 13 yr old. He absolutely loved it. Food was phenomenal and Anne was completely entertaining.
Way too much fun in NOLA!
, Jul 2021
Cindy Miller, our chef extraordinaire is both funny and knowledgeable and we highly recommend it to everyone.

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